ASTM F 36 – 03
COMPRESSIBILITY AND ELASTIC RECOVERY
The stand is used for the determination of compressibility of soft materials used in the gasket structures. It also allows to determine the elastic recovery and the energy of deformation. Both the value of compressibility and the elastic recovery have a fundamental meaning in the process of flat gasket selection. The values provide information on the level of the gasket’s ability to “adjust” to the face surface and about how will it behave in operation as well as the conditions of joint displacement in connection to the operation.